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Vesna MICIĆ BATKA, Dr.

vesna.micic@univie.ac.at

Room Number: 2C477
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53386
Fax: +43-1-4277-853386

currently in maternity leave


Research Interests:

Water and sediments quality and management, Environmental forensics, Environmental pollution, Environmental remediation, Natural attenuation, Danube River



Curriculum Vitae:

Academic background

2007–2011: PhD in Natural Science, Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna,Austria

2004–2006: MSc. in Applied Environmental Geoscience, University of Tübingen, Germany

2002: Dipl. Ing. in Geology, University of Belgrade, Serbia


Academic career


2013–present:
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Environmental Geosciences

2011–2013:
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Environmental Geosciences, Austrian Institute of Technology

Feb. 2010: Visiting scientist Montclair State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, USA

2009–2012: University assistant and PhD student, Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna

2007–2009:
PhD research related to “Joint Danube Survey 2”, University of Vienna, Department of Environmental Geosciences

2003–2004:
International relations officer at the Directorate for Water, Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Water Management and
Serbian delegate in the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)

2002–2003:
Scientific associate at the Serbian Academy of Science and Art and University of Belgrade

Advanced training

2012: WIFI Project Manager, Economic Development Institute of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce (WIFI), Austria


Membership:

  • Member of the European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG)
  • Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • Member of the German Waterchemical Society


Publications:

Velimirovic M., Schmid D., Wagner S., Micić V., von der Kammer, F. and T. Hofmann (2016). Agar agar-stabilized milled zerovalent iron particles for in situ groundwater remediation. Science of the Total Environment 563-564:713-23

Micić V
., J. Köster, A.M. Kruge, B. Engelen, and T. Hofmann (2015). Bacterial wax esters in recent fluvial sediments. Organic Geochemistry 89-90: 44-55

Micić V
. and T. Hofmann (2015). Alkylphenolic Compounds in the Danube River. In The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry: The Danube River Basin. Liška, Igor (Ed.). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

Elsner M., Schreglmann K., Calmano, W., Bergmann A., Vieth-Hillebrand A., Wilke F. D. H. , Wollin K-M., Georgi A., Schmidt W., Hofmann T., Micić V., Vengosh A. and B. Mayer (2015). Comment on the German Draft Legislation on Hydraulic Fracturing: The Need for an Accurate State of Knowledge and for Independent Scientific Research. Environmental Science and Technology, 49 (11): 6367–6369

Schmid, D., Micić, V., Laumann, S., and T. Hofmann (2015). Measuring the reactivity of commercially available zero-valent iron nanoparticles used for environmental remediation with iopromide. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 181: 36-45

Laumann, S., Micić, V., and T. Hofmann (2014). Mobility enhancement of nanoscale zero-valent iron in carbonate porous media through co-injection of polyelectrolytes. Water Research 50: 70-79

Micić V
., Kruge M.A., and T. Hofmann (2013). Variations of common riverine contaminants in reservoir sediments, Science of The Total Environment 458–460: 90-100

Laumann, S., Micić, V., Lowry G.V., and T. Hofmann (2013). Carbonate minerals in porous media decrease mobility of polyacrylic acid modified zero-valent iron nanoparticles used for groundwater remediation. Environmental Pollution 179: 53-60

Laumann, S., Micić, V., Fellner, J., Clement, D., and T. Hofmann (2013). Material Flow Analysis as an Effectiveness Assessment Tool for In Situ Thermal Remediation in the Vadose Zone. Vadose Zone Journal 12 (1)

Micić V
., M. A. Kruge, J. Köster and T. Hofmann (2011). Natural, anthropogenic and fossil organic matter in river sediments and suspended particulate matter: A multi-molecular marker approach, Science of The Total Environment 409 (5): 905-919

Laumann S., Micić, V., M. A. Kruge, C. Achten, R. F. Sachsenhofer, J. Schwarzbauer and T. Hofmann (2011). Variations in concentrations and compositions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in coals related to the coal rank and origin, Environmental Pollution 159 (10): 2690-2697

Micić V
., M. A. Kruge, P. Körner, N. Bujalski and T. Hofmann (2010). Organic geochemistry of Danube River sediments from Pančevo (Serbia) to the Iron Gate dam (Serbia-Romania), Organic Geochemistry 41 (9): 971-974

Micić V.
and T. Hofmann (2009). Occurrence and behaviour of selected hydrophobic alkylphenolic compounds in the Danube River. Environmental Pollution 157(10): 2759-2768

Sengl M., Micić V., Hofmann T (2008): EU WFD organic priority substances in water, suspended particulate matter, sediments and biota and other organic pollutants. Joint Danube Survey 2 Final Scientific Report. ICPDR

Micić V
., Achten, C., Schwarzbauer J., Hofmann T (2007): Native PAHs in hard coal particles as a possible source of increased PAH concentrations in river sediments, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71 (15), pp. A663

Micić V
., Straub, K., Blum, P. and A. Kappler (2007): Natural attenuation of naphthalene and benzene at a former gasworks site. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, Vol. 7 (3), 145–153

Karamata, S., Vasić, N., Olujić, J., Vishnevskaya, V, Marchenkos, T., Yakushev, A. , Vujnović, L., and Micić V. (2004). The bedded chert sequence of Uzlomac (Bosnia) an association formed at the continental slope beneath the Dinaridic Upper Triassic - Jurassic carbonate platform, Bulletin Academie Serbe des Sciences Naturelles Vol. 128 (42), 363-378

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